Organizational Influences and Project Life Cycle
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Organizational Influences and Project Life Cycle

A Comprehensive guide to Project Managers on Organizational Influences and Project Life Cycle
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What you'll learn
  • Get to know those key management controls a Project manager need to put in place during the project life cycle.
  • Capture those key inputs as an aspiring project manager as well as practicing project manager need to be aware of on Organizational influences and Project life cycle.
  • Help a candidate who will be preparing for PMP exams to understand most important concepts.
  • Just have a basic understanding of Project management. Ideally, it is suggested to go through our own course ' Foundation to Project Management;' to have a clear background of the subject and make foundations strong.

This course discusses in details on the organizational influence on project and project management, influence of stakeholders on the project, project's governance, the project team's structure and membership. Also discussed on different approaches to the phasing and relationship of activities within the project's life cycle and various types of project life cycles.

You will have complete view on how organization influences the Project and also Project Life cycles, an important topic and need to be aware for clearing PMP® exam and have successful career as Project Manager.

You can use PMP® or Organizational Behavior and Project life cycle for PMP® to search and find this course.

This course contains elaborate lectures more than 100 minutes structured in such a way that gives an holistic view on of the topic and makes your learning approach extreamly structured.

Course also contained 100+ quiz questions which makes your conceptual understanding sound.

Course has very dynamic, engaging slides with suitable alerts wherever you need to give extra stress and expect questions in PMP® Certification exams.

Why you need to take this course?

Projects and project management take place in an environment that is broader than that of the project itself.

What is meant by Broader than that of the Project?

It means, it is not only the activity within start and end date which we are focussing but much more than that.

What it means?

It means work is carried out in alignment with the organization's goals and managed in accordance with the organization's established practices.

It is important to know about this broader aspects which is precisely organizational influences in terms of its goals and effects on the methods used for staffing, managing, and executing the project.

These are the key parameters of Project's success. Project's success is your success.


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Who this course is for:
  • All practicing project managers, aspiring project managers as well as those who are planning to take PMP certification exams.
Course content
Expand all 20 lectures 01:48:28
+ Introduction
2 lectures 00:59

You will get to know about course provider, Global Learning Labs. Being valued students, you need to know about our areas of expertise, our vision and focus.

Preview 00:35
+ Organizational Influences on Project Management
5 lectures 42:00

This lecture talks about organizational culture, style and structure. How culture, style and structure get developed in an organization. What are common experiences we can often seen in an organization which are root causes for the culture and style in an organization and how these factors influence Projects and Project Manager's success.

Preview 06:01

This lecture details out the necessity of an effective organizational communication. Also talks about components and dimensions of an organizational communications. Project Manager's success is wholly depandant on effectivenes of various forms of communications during project life cycle.

Preview 06:13

This lecture talks about Organizational structure which is an enterprise environmental factor, which can affect the availability of resources and influence how projects are conducted. Organizational structures range from functional to projectized, with a variety of matrix structures in between.

Organization structures are created based on certain set of deciding Project Characteristics.

This is an important topic for an aspiring Project manager and even for a practicing Project manager.

Organizational structures

This lecture gives definition of Process assets. Makes you to understood what it contains, what is its use and what are the two broad categories of process assets.

Talks about various Procedures incorporated within each Processes and what it contains in Corporate knowledge base.

Organizational Process Assets

We can understand what are enterprise environment factors? What are they and how they impact or influence projects.

Enterprise Environmental factors
Test your knowledge on Organizational Influences in project management
30 questions
+ Project Stakeholders and Governance
3 lectures 22:28

This lecture is an important lecture for a practicing as well as aspiring project manager.

This talks about, stakeholders' influence, their identity, their role, their impact on the project. Also discusses about various type of stakeholders in a Project set up and their relationships within Project organization.

Project Stakeholders

The lecture deals with an important topic of Project Governance. The role of project governance is to provide a decision making framework that is logical, robust and repeatable to govern an organization's capital investments. In this way, an organization will have a structured approach to conducting both its business as usual activities and its business change, or project, activities.

Governance has 3 pillers and series of elements within governance framework.

Project Governance

This lecture deals with the factors for the success of the project and how it should be measured in terms of completing the project within the constraints of scope, time, cost, quality, resources, and risk as approved between the project managers and senior management.

Along with this, it talks about six general satisfaction factors which are truly practical in nature are the expectations to call a Project as a complete success.

Project Success
Test your knowledge on project stakeholders and governance
20 questions
+ Project Team
1 lecture 11:30

You will undertstand what is project team? What it includes? Who are this group of individuals in a project team? How is prime structure of a project team?What are all roles does a Project team include? How does composition of a project team vary? What are the circumstances which make project team composition vary?

For a practicing project manager, understanding these facts are very important with respective to his grip on the project and ease with which he can handle throughout the life cycles to take it forward towards a grand success.

What is Project Team and Composition of Project Teams
Test your knowledge on Project Team
15 questions
+ Project Life Cycle
7 lectures 28:09

This lecture clearly explains what is a phase and makes you to understood what is the difference between phase and project management process groups.

Project Life Cycle

In this lecture, we will see all the characteristics of a Project Life cycle. We will also see how cost and staffing level changes during project life cycle.

We will have understanding on how uncertainty changes as well as cost of any changes to the product produced during the project changes with project life cycle.

Characteristics of the Project Life Cycle

This lecture is all about phases which enabls better management, planning and control of the project.

However, deciding on the phase structure is entirely depends on complexity and potential impact of the activity on overall project.

Each phase contains or undergoes all the project management process groups like initiating till closure.

Project Phases

This lecture talks about types of phase-to-phase relationships and how these relationships are chosen.

Phase-to-Phase Relationships

This lecture details all about predictive lifecycle, its methodology and applications.

Predictive life cycles
Iterative and Incremental Life cycles
Adaptive Life Cycles
Test your knowledge on project lifecycle.
35 questions